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Re: Objects with Private Variables

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 30, 2003 at 16:21 UTC ( #246740=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Objects with Private Variables

So how does the closure know what $self it is using? As far as I understand, $self will be out of scope when I return from "new". Or is a new reference to the "new" block saved each time it runs?

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Re: Re: Objects with Private Variables
by diotalevi (Canon) on Mar 30, 2003 at 17:10 UTC

    You missed the key point - the anonymous subroutine is a closure because it "captures" the $type, $class and $self instances. So when you call the function later the $self variable is still accessible from inside $closure thus it all works.

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